Captain Pantoja and the special service
This delightful farce opens as the prim and proper Captain Pantoja learns he is to be sent to Peru's Amazon frontier on a secret mission for the army--to provide females for the amorous recruits. Side-splitting complications arise as world of Captain Pantoja's remarkable achievements start to spread.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nosajeel - LibraryThing
One of Mario Vargas Llosa's earlier novels, at first it appears to be a light farce, albeit an extremely well written one, but it evolves and develops into something much deeper and more moving. The ... Read full review
CAPTAIN PANTOJA AND THE SPECIAL SERVICE: A NovelUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Plugged in together here are Vargas Llosa's two favorite thematic wires, prostitution and the military; the music that results is of a much lighter variety than the basso profundo of his earlier books ... Read full review